Longline baskets on the beach at Cromarty, c1910

Two fishermen work on the shore beside a boat, below the fishertown at Cromarty. Beside them are several sculls, or scoos, – line baskets. The small boats reflected the type of fishing and the sculls used, which was close to home. Cromarty line baskets, or sculls, are characteristically deep in construction. This, and the other images of Cromarty taken around 1910, reveal a thriving fishing community, very involved in line fishing.

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